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The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, left, swears in Dr. Riek Machar as the first Vice President of South Sudan, in Juba, South Sudan Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government. (AP Photo/Charles Atiki Lomodong )
South Sudan's rivals form unity government meant to end warSouth Sudan has opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war with rival leaders forming a coalition government
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South Sudan's rival leaders form a coalition government, opening a new chapter in the country's emergence from civil warSouth Sudan's rival leaders form a coalition government, opening a new chapter in the country's emergence from civil war
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In this Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020, photo, Burkina Faso paratroopers commando exercise under the supervision of Dutch special forces during U.S. military-led annual counterterrorism exercise in Thies, Senegal. More than 1,500 service members from the armies of 34 African and partner training nations have assembled for the Flintlock exercises in Senegal and Mauritania, the two countries in West Africa's sprawling Sahel region that so far have not been hit by violence from extremists linked to al-Qaida or the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Cheikh A.T Sy)
US leads training exercises in Africa amid focus on Sahel The U.S. military’s annual counterterrorism exercise in West Africa is occurring in the shadow of possible U.S. troop cuts at a time when extremist attacks have reached a worrying new level in the region
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A woman waits to cast her vote in the presidential election in Lome, Togo, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. The West African nation of Togo is voting Saturday in a presidential election that is likely to see the incumbent re-elected for a fourth term despite years of calls by the opposition for new leadership. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Togo election could see president extend family's long ruleThe West African nation of Togo is holding a presidential election amid concerns about how fair the vote will be and the likelihood the incumbent will win a fourth term
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FILE — In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Thabane will be charged with the June 2017 killing of his former wife, Lipolelo, a top police official said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder chargeLesotho’s prime minister has failed to show up in court to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE — In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Thabane will be charged with the June 2017 killing of his former wife, Lipolelo, a top police official said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Police: Lesotho's prime minister to be charged with murderA top police official in Lesotho says Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be charged with the 2017, killing of his estranged wife
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 file photo, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, and opposition leader Riek Machar shake hands during peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  South Sudan rival leaders on Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, announced they have agreed to form a coalition government. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
South Sudan rival leaders agree to form coalition governmentSouth Sudan’s rival leaders have made a major breakthrough in announcing they have agreed to form a coalition government
The Associated Press2 days ago
South Sudan’s rival leaders say they have agreed to form a coalition government, just 2 days before the latest deadlineSouth Sudan’s rival leaders say they have agreed to form a coalition government, just 2 days before the latest deadline
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ugandan activist imprisoned for insulting president is freedA Ugandan academic who was imprisoned after insulting the president has been freed by a judge who said she was wrongfully convicted
The Associated Press2 days ago
An ancient crown that was taken from Ethiopia many years ago is seen in this photo taken inside the office of Abiy Ahmed Ethiopian Prime Minister, Thursday Feb. 20, 2020. The 18th Century Ethiopian crown has been returned home after being hidden in a Dutch flat for the past 21-years. (The Office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed via AP)
Looted 18th century crown returned to Ethiopia after decadesA rare and looted crown from the 18th century has been returned to Ethiopia after it was discovered in the Netherlands two decades ago
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 file photo, a South Sudanese government soldier chants in celebration after government forces two days earlier retook from rebel forces the provincial capital of Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan. South Sudanese officials have diverted millions of dollars of state funds that are badly needed by civilians as the country staggers away from civil war, a United Nations commission said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, and it accused rival fighters of deliberately starving people for strategic gain. (AP Photo/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin, File)
UN report: South Sudan's rival sides are starving civiliansA new United Nations report says South Sudanese officials have diverted millions of dollars of state funds that are badly needed by civilians as the country staggers away from civil war
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3 killed by al-Shabab extremists in bus attack in KenyaThe owner of a bus company says three people have been killed by suspected extremists from Somalia after they were pulled out of a bus in northeastern Kenya
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US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, right, shakes hands with US Ambassador to the African Union, Jessica Lapenn, as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe, centre, looks on as he arrives at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa on Wednesday Feb. 19, 2020.(Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
Pompeo says South Africa land seizures would be 'disastrous'America's top diplomat says South Africa's plan to allow expropriation of private property without compensation would be “disastrous” for its economy and people
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In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, a plane spraying pesticides flies over a swarm of desert locusts in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, authorities are flying low over affected areas in small planes and spraying pesticides in what experts call the only effective control. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South SudanOfficials say the worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan
The Associated Press4 days ago
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew speaks during a press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, at the Sheraton Hotel, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. America’s top diplomat in his final Africa stop has discussed political reforms with Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, and Ethiopia says the U.S. plans to provide “substantial financial support.” (AP Photo/ Mulugeta Ayene)
Ethiopia says US plans 'substantial financial support'America’s top diplomat in his final Africa stop has discussed political reforms with Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, and Ethiopia says the U.S. plans to provide “substantial financial support” to strengthen them
The Associated Press4 days ago
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